WORLD'S FIRST GROUNDHOG DAY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
When was the world's first groundhog day?
So as tradition goes a bunch of
people stand around a hole and wait for a rodent (actually a member of the
squirrel family) to come out. They then
throw a big party and all is forgotten for another year.
The Groundhog day tradition stems back many centuries but
it wasn't until February 02 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania that the
tradition matured and official records were kept.
On this day, with some prodding, Puxatawny Pete or
Puxatawny Phil, (depends on which is alive), climbs out of his hole and predicts
whether winter is over or not.
Groundhog day rules:
Groundhog day is based on
Candlemas Day, an ancient tradition of early Christians in Europe and the
groundhog replaced the badger of German tradition.
Just for the record, in 1887 the varmint saw his shadow
and 6 more weeks of winter were forecast. But don't be despaired, the squirrel
has an accuracy record of under 40%.
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